• In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 photo, taxi driver Mikhail Yasayev speaks to an Associated Press reporter while stopped in traffic on the West Side highway in New York. A new law aimed at creating a uniform licensing process for drivers has done away with the written English test that used to be required for anyone wanting to drive a yellow cab, but not for people working for services like Uber and Lyft. Sponsors of the law say the change will eliminate a barrier to the profession for immigrants, who make up 96 percent of taxi drivers in the city. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    You talkin’ to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

    NEW YORK (AP) — People who hope to drive New York City’s famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English.

  • Bangladeshi police inspect a two-story house after a raid in Narayanganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka. (AP Photo)

    Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

  • CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month’s Dhaka cafe attack

    NEW DELHI (AP) — CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month’s Dhaka cafe attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show police now say 3 instead of 4 suspects were killed.)

  • Unknown gunmen kill 6 policemen in southwest Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A police spokesman says unidentified assailants killed at least six tribal police officers and wounded two others in an overnight rocket and gun attack in southwest Pakistan.

  • In this May 11, 2016, photo, a tiger roars as he sits in a nonpublic area at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo is one of at least 20 nationally who are helping The Prusten Project capture audio of tigers. Organizers are building a computer program with the zoo audio to be used to build a computer program that will be used when they start recording tigers in the wild next year. The program is expected to identify tigers by their voices, which will help determine more accurate population numbers so organizations know where to focus protection efforts. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

    Recordings of tiger sounds aim to help save wild population

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tigers use a grunt-like snort called chuffing as a greeting, short roars for intimidation and long roars to find mates.

  • Bangladesh police arrest prime suspect in publisher’s murder

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh police say they have arrested a leading suspect behind last year’s killing of an American-Bangladeshi writer and blogger amid an ongoing crackdown against radicals blamed for violent attacks on foreigners, liberals and minorities in the country.

  • Paramilitary officers  stand guard after sealing the offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Pakistani forces have shuttered the offices of the ethnic party accused of violence after clashes left at least one person dead and several wounded. Supporters of the MQM attacked TV stations and clashed with police overnight in the port city of Karachi after their self-exiled leader, Altaf Hussain, broadcast a speech from London. The MQM has a history of violent protests and clashes with police and rival political parties in Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistan seals offices of ethnic party accused of violence

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s paramilitary troops shuttered the offices of a political party Tuesday after overnight clashes in Karachi left one person dead and eight wounded, officials said.

  • Activists of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement clash with police in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Pakistani officials say protesters have attacked TV stations and clashed with police in the southern city, leaving one person dead and eight others wounded, including three media workers. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistani protesters attack TV stations, 1 killed

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani protesters attacked TV stations and clashed with police in the southern city of Karachi on Monday, leaving one person dead and eight others wounded, including three media workers, officials said.

  • Pusarla Sindhu, right, one of the only two Indians to win medals at the just concluded Rio Olympics, displays her silver medal as she is brought home in a procession along with her coach, Pullela Gopichand, upon their arrival in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Sindhu won silver in women's singles badminton. (AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A)

    India welcomes back Sindhu after rare medal in Rio

    NEW DELHI (AP) — P.V. Sindhu, the 21-year-old badminton player who won one of India’s two medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, returned to her hometown in southern India to cheering crowds Monday

  • Pakistani troops kill 9 ‘terrorists’ near Afghan border

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s army says its jets and ground forces have destroyed six militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region, killing nine “terrorists” in the latest operation near the Afghan border.